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Basic Information
Name Bitcoin
Symbol BTC
Type SHA-256
Mineable Yes
Max Supply 21,000,000
Release Date January 2009
Source Code GitHub
Twitter @BitcoinCoreOrg
Subreddit /r/Bitcoin
The official logo for Bitcoin

Bitcoin is a decentralized digital currency created by Satoshi Nakamoto in 2009. Bitcoin is a peer-to-peer network that allows users to make transactions directly with other users without a need for central authority or bank. Bitcoin is the first cyrptocurrency, and paved the way for the thousands of altcoins today. Transacitons on the Bitcoin network are recorded on a public ledger called the blockchain.

History was registered on August 18, 2008 and was the first mention of Bitcoin found. In November 2008, on a cryptography mailing list, a link to a paper, Bitcoin: A Peer-to-Peer Electronic Cash System was posted by author Satoshi Nakamoto. Two months later, Satoshi released his Bitcoin program described in the paper in January 2009. It was released as open-source software on SourceForge, and a few days later, Satoshi mined the first bitcoin block, called the genesis block. Satoshi sent the first transaction on the Bitcoin network to programmer Hal Finney.


Bitcoin Core
Official Desktop Wallet [Windows/Mac/Linux]

External Links

Official Website